Thursday, 23 March 2017
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GoldraThe good news just keeps on coming at the moment. To read the latest news and plans from Goldra please CLICK HERE.



Madrugada Easter Fair - April 1stFun for all the family at the Madrugada Easter Fair on Saturday from 1st April 11.00am to 3.00pm, at the Fortaleza da Luz.

Lots of Easter Treats, Games and Surprises. Bring along your Decorated Easter Eggs and Easter Bonnets for Competitions at 2.00pm. Meet the Easter Bunny and stock up on all your Easter Gifts and Chocolates. Music by Fortaleza Jazz Quartet.

All proceeds support  Madrugada Care Provision

GOldraWe are delighted to announce our 'Adopt a dog for a day' programme where you can take home one of the Goldra dogs for a day/or a weekend if you prefer, to walk on the beach or in the countryside or just be your companion for the day.

This initiative is aimed at people who cannot adopt a dog full time for one reason or another but would like to have a dog in their lives. There are some dogs at Goldra who would love a day out away from Goldra and would benefit from this kind social interaction, which then makes it easier to adopt when the time comes.  If you know anyone who would like to take a dog out for a day then get them to contact to chat about it.....

The Algarve Juniors perform a Musicals Medley - March 26thThe "Algarve Juniors" group , a group of ex pat children who perform musical theatre, are performing a medley of songs and dance routines from popular musicals at the Casa do Povo, Messines on Sunday 26th March. This forms part of the celebrations of the birth of Joao de Deus, the poet and educational reformer, it is particularly appropriate that it is children performing to raise money to help those less fortunate.

The entry fee is only 5 euros (please pay on the door), and all proceeds go towards supporting disabled children and adults in the area.
The show begins at 3.30pm. Refreshments will be available during the intermission.

Any questions or directions, please contact


Local Freemasons provide urgent medical equipment for Centro de SaudeWhilst attending for treatment at the Lagoa Centro de Saude last year optometrist Roy Carpenter observed hard working staff hampered by lack of equipment and materials, resulting in low morale.

He donated a spare ophthalmic microscope which enables people with eye problems to be diagnosed locally and avoid the journey and waiting time at the Hospital Barlavento, and also suggested to the Lodge of Peace and Harmony in Lagoa that a donation towards new equipment would be appropriate.

APAA Charity Dinner & Dance - March 31stThe APAA charity will organise a charity dinner and dance again, Friday 31st March at restaurant O Caseiro in Arão. A nice 3-course dinner, drinks included and music to dance to by Nightshift.

Dances with NIGHTSHIFT always get fully booked, so if you want to come please BOOK EARLY!

'Come Dine With Me' for charityThe Goldra Team have come up with a fundraising idea which we think will be a fun and enjoyable way to raise money for the Goldra sanctuary.  

Based on the TV programme 'Come Dine With Me' we are looking for 16 couples who enjoy entertaining and dining out.

Celebrity 3 Day Golf Classic - 29th June to 3rd July 2017Please find details below of a very elite golfing event in aid of our charity ‘The 24x7 Special Needs Holiday Trust’ (UK Charity number 1136050).

This spectacular 3-day Celebrity Classic golfing event, is to be held in Vilamoura Portugal from 29th June to 3rd July 2017, in aid of our charity ‘The 24x7 Special Needs Holiday Trust’.